August 2016
Mark your calendars!! There will be a Hoxworth blood donation bus at Camp Friedlander on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 2:30pm - 4pm. If you're interested in donating blood at camp, you must sign in at the administration building upon arrival. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Admin building as well. For more information, contact Michael Stamat, Camp Experience Director, at
(513) 577-7694.

There will be a blood drive at the Scout Achievement Center on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 12pm - 6pm. To signup, please visit:

YOU can help us win $20,000!! There are 64 other non-profits we are competing against and we need your help! To learn more, please visit:
On Saturday, September 17 we are excited to welcome all scouts and their families for the 2016 Scout Night Campout! Campout Packages include your game ticket, post-game meal, movie, post-game activities, and an overnight campout on the field.

Register today:

Campers will need to bring campout gear to Dock 2 prior to the game on September 17. Join us in the Kroger Fan Zone for a campout meal and the kickoff to the overnight IMMEDIATELY after the game. For overnight parking information call 513-765-7600. No tents will be permitted.

Wood Badge is the ultimate leadership training program for the adult leaders that brings the vision of Scouting to life!  Anyone adult leader can take Wood Badge which utilizes contemporary leadership concepts that teach how to lead to make a difference, and leave a legacy!
It’s the beginning of popcorn season!  Click on the link below to sign your unit up to attend Popcorn University  and learn about the new online system and how you can earn 50% commission on your online sale. See you there!! 

Do you have youth who would love to learn trade skills and who want to tinker, toggle, and fix things constantly?  Trade Skills Weekend is perfect! Youth can pick two Merit Badges to work on; some sessions will complete most of the requirements for the badge, other classes will earn the badges in one weekend. $30 for youth, $15 for adults.  Event costs cover Friday night cracker barrel and Saturday’s meals. Bring a tent, we’ll provide a good place for you to spend the night. Troops can also reserve a campsite to themselves..  

Register today :
See the NEW recruitment materials, check out the Cool New Cub Scout incentive item for all new boys who join this Fall….this is a DO NOT MISS event!  Please join us on one of four nights this summer for Join Scout Night Training provided by our council and district volunteers and staff. Leaders will learn about the 2016 Join Scout Night Campaign and exciting new marketing strategies and materials in place to help reach our target audience of youth and parents.

For a list of Join Scout Night training locations near you, please visit: 
SAVE THE DATE: 09/01/2016

The Scouts build amazing adventures. Sharing the memories you make with your Scout on your social media account is one of the most powerful ways to increase parent involvement and encourage others to join. For more information, visit:

The Fort Hamilton district is proud to announce the 2016 Spirit of Scouting Award will be presented to John Boehner at the Spirit of Scouting Dinner on September 22, 2016. The event will take place at the Oscar Event Center in Fairfield. For more information or to attend, please contact Melissa Ford ( or visit
Come join us at one of the following event dates for a Jungle Adventure Themed Cub-O-Ree! The fall campout for your scouts, their families and your unit! There will be shooting sports, jungle adventure themed activities, and so much more! We look forward to seeing you at Cub-O-Ree!

Cub-O-Ree District Dates:
Sept. 17-18                   at Cub World
(US Grant)

Sept. 23-24                   at Camp Friedlander (Ft. Hamilton)

Sept. 24-25                   at Cub World (Hopewell)

Sept. 30 - Oct. 01         at St. Rita’s School for the Deaf (Maketewa)

Sept. 30 & Oct. 01        at Cub World
(Blue Jacket)

Oct. 01-02                    at Mitchell Memorial Forest (WHH)

Oct. 01-02                    at CVG Airport Ballfield (Trailblazer)

Peterloon is back, and you don't want to miss it.  Complete your mission throughout the weekend, and enjoy exciting activities like shooting, welding, crate stacking and much more.  Back by popular demand, the Arena Show will again feature a professional Fireworks Display.
For more information regarding costs, registration timelines, campsite guidelines, activities and more, visit the Peterloon webpage by clicking the link below.

Members of the Second Century Society, the DBC Board and Eagle Patrol members gathered at the Taft Museum of Art to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Congress granting the BSA a charter and William Howard Taft being our first honorary president.  

In February of 2017, Scouts in the Dan Beard Council will be a part of the initial Soles4Souls Shoe Drive – and we need a patch! Scouts of all ages are encouraged to submit their design by August 15 for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Scout Store!
Any design is fine – it does need to say “Dan Beard Council”, have a fleur de lis and incorporate designs included in the link below. The design will be used for patches that will be given to all scouts and scouters who participate in the drive.

To submit your design, please visit: 


As a part of Scout Sunday in 2017, packs, troops and crews in the Dan Beard Council will be partnering with the international organization Soles4Souls to participate in a community-wide “Good-Turn” by collecting used shoes at their church. To learn more about this organization, click here to watch this exciting 2 minute video. 
To learn more about Soles4Souls, please visit:

FREE day of discovery and ROBOTS!
Registration will open on August 2 at 8:00am.
For those Cub Scouts who cannot get enough science and technology in their lives, On Sept. 10, the Dan Beard Council is partnering with Tata Consultancy services to deliver a fun-filled, FREE day of discovery and ROBOTS!  A round-robin day of four fantastic sessions, Cubs and Webelos (and their parents) can learn to program robots, do fun science experiments, and learn more about how the natural world works!  Because of the limited number of Robot Kits, this FREE event is very exclusive and will be limited to the first 60 registrants on a first come, first served basis.  Lunch is included with this event. 

For more information, contact Michael Stamat at
The Scout Law continues to inspire our youth's ability to do positive things for themselves and others today. Anyone can purchase a Boy Scout license plate for their vehicle.  Help support local Scouts by purchasing a Ohio Boy Scouts License plate.
For more information, visit:
Preparations are underway for the 2017 National Jamboree and the grounds look immaculate.  Exciting new areas are planned and staff can look forward to some exciting new features as well: warmer showers, better on site transportation, and more. Get all of your updates at: